Skype is one of my favorite things. It allows me to see my parents and friends while they are abroad.
This past Sunday I was able to skype with my parents and a family friend while they were having dinner. Although I love it here on The Hill sometimes I do get homesick. By being able to skype I am able to see my parents and this tends to help.
I also was able to skype one of my friends while she is abroad in Budapest. As she told me about her recent adventures I was able to share stories with her about what was going on on campus as well.
I remember trying to skype one of my friends while I was abroad. We could not get the connection to last longer then 5 minutes to save our lives. Although we talked to 5 minutes then hung out and called again and again and again we still were able to talk and hear about what was going on with each other.
What I am trying to say is that if you are going far away from home or looking to study abroad but are afraid of missing everyone to much there is a solution. Skype has helped me and several of my friends and I strongly suggest everyone gets one before coming to college.
Hope everyone has a great day!